Google can not replace Guru: Vice President Delivers 13th Annual Convocation of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University

Bhubaneswar, Odisha
November 11, 2017

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Google can't replace Guru. He was delivering the 13th Annual Convocation of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha today. The Governor of Odisha, Shri S.C. Jamir and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that education occurs in the classrooms, the sports fields, at home, through internet and the media and multiple daily interactions with people around us. He further said that all formal, non-formal and informal channels contribute to making us educated. Learning new skills and acquiring new knowledge is vital in today’s knowledge economy, he added.

The Vice President said that upgrading our competence, updating our knowledge and adapting to a rapidly changing work environment is the need of the hour. He advised the students to think outside the box and collect as well as connect facts. He further said that you must acquire and utilize vast resources that are now more readily available than before: information and knowledge and you must strive to be the best in whatever field you choose, he added.

The Vice President said that accessing, adopting, adapting and assimilation of new ideas has been India’s strength. He further said that we must revive and adopt this inclusive, welcoming world view. That is the best way to grow and bring back the lost glow on the face of our motherland, he added.

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